Firestone High School

  • Firestone High School serves 1,232 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 31% (which is lower than the Ohio state average of 61%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 54% (which is lower than the Ohio state average of 55%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Firestone High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Ohio for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Ohio state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Ohio state average of 29%.

Top Placements

Firestone High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Ohio for:

School Overview

  • Firestone High School's student population of 1,232 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 72 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students1,232 students
This chart display total students of Firestone High School by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Firestone High School
Total Classroom Teachers72 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Firestone High School by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Firestone High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Firestone High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,224 schools in Ohio (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Firestone High School is 0.60, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (OH)
Overall School Rank
47%
22%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
61%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Firestone High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Ohio by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
55%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Firestone High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ohio by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Firestone High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Ohio by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Asian
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Firestone High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Ohio by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Firestone High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Ohio by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
51%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Firestone High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Ohio by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
38%
71%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Firestone High School and the percentage of White public school students in Ohio by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Firestone High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Ohio by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Firestone High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in OH.
Diversity Score0.600.24
This chart display the diversity score of Firestone High School and the public school average diversity score of Ohio by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate
94%
82%
This chart display graduation rate of Firestone High School and public school graduation rate of Ohio by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Firestone High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Ohio by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Firestone High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ohio by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAkron City School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, OH Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

  4.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
This is the best school ever I cant wait till my other kids comes here hope he and she have so much fun.
- Posted by
4  
My daughter is in the arts program. We are from out of the district. She would never have the opportunities she's having if she didn't attend this wonderful school.
- Posted by
5  
The quality of education offered at Firestone is on par with any private school in the region. Firestone offers the International Baccalaureate in addition to other advanced classes in virtually all subjects. Extracurricular activities in all the arts are numerous, and of the highest quality. The facilities are functional, clean, well-maintained, and laid out in a convenient and logical manner. Parent involvement is abundant
- Posted by

Review Firestone High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
We examine the issue of Internet access in public schools, particularly in light of recent allegations from a father that his daughter was allowed to visit online dating websites from her school during class hours.
Special education teachers face a unique set of challenges, and so do the parents of special needs students. Keep reading to learn some practical tips for making your life as a special needs teacher or parent easier.
Taking the SAT or ACT is a major source of stress for high school students. Keep reading to learn how to choose the right test and how to prepare for it.